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New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

Summary

Consequential on the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulation 2019, which created two provisional skilled regional visas, the bill amends seven Acts to provide that holders of these provisional skilled regional visas will have the same access to welfare payments and government services as permanent visa holders where eligible.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 31/07/19  
Second reading moved 31/07/19  
Second reading debate 14/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 14/10/19  
Third reading moved 14/10/19  
Third reading debated 14/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/10/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/19  
Second reading moved 17/10/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8773 revised]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 8812]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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  • Opposition [sheet 8782 revised]
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes